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Journalism organization sets up fund in honor of slain RJ reporter

Updated September 15, 2022 - 3:43 pm

The Investigative Reporters and Editors organization has established a fund in honor of slain Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, the nonprofit announced Thursday.

“Working with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, IRE has established the Jeff German Fund for Investigative Journalism to provide journalists with training to continue the game-changing work Jeff devoted his career to producing,” the organization wrote in a newsletter Thursday.

The fund is accepting donations on the organization’s website, and via Venmo, Facebook and PayPal. The organization asks that those who donate write “Jeff German Fund” in the message or tribute line.

German, 69, was stabbed to death on Sept. 2 outside his northwest Las Vegas home after about four decades of reporting on corruption, crime and courts in Las Vegas.

“We honor Jeff by telling the kinds of stories he would chase relentlessly,” Review-Journal Executive Editor Glenn Cook said. “We can think of no better tribute than ensuring that journalists with courage have the training they need to conduct important investigations and hold government accountable. This fund will pay Jeff’s legacy forward for a long time to come.”

Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, a subject of German’s reporting, was arrested Sept. 7 in connection with his death.

German’s family set up a donation portal in his name last week with Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas. Those who donate can choose to help with six options, from groceries for a month for a family of four to health-conscious food for seniors.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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